Online Since 2002      "Best Online Wine Shops" - Food and Wine Magazine          Cheers!

Franciscan Estate 2012 Magnificat Napa Valley

Franciscan Estate 2012 Magnificat Napa Valley
$37.95
  • Buy 6 for $36.06 each and save 5%
  • Buy 12 for $34.17 each and save 10%

Availability: In Stock Ships in 2- 5 Days

Reward Points You will earn 100 Points for writing a review this product.

TP 95 - WE91 - Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California, Aging: 20 months in oak barrels; 70% new, Fermentation: Pre-fermentation cold soak of four days to enhance color and body. Fermentation and maceration averaging 22 days to build structure and integrate mouthfeel. Alcohol % 14.5


 


 

OR
Description

Details

Tasting Panel 95 Points - "Aged for 20 months in 70% new oak, this is one of California's original Meritage blends, a wine produced since 1985 - and one of my all-time favorites. The 73% Cabernet Sauvignon (followed by Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc) is named for Bach's masterpiece. Dark fruit and dry coffee tannins align with its fine acidity which brighten and livens the nose and palate. An underlying earthiness with plum and cassis balances it out. Still so youthful - she will age with grace."

Wine Enthusiast - 91 Points "A red Meritage driven by 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, this structured, full-bodied wine also blends in 19% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Blackberry and chocolate accent chalky tannins, with bold hits of black licorice, cassis, pencil and black tea. Drink now through 2020."

Wine Spectator 90 Points - "Firm and complex, with enticing aromas of dark and red berry, spice, cedar and graphite...Ends long and fruity."

Wine & Spirits - 90 Points - "Mostly cabernet sauvignon (73 percent) and merlot (19 percent), this blend includes small amounts of petit verdot, malbec and franc. Time in oak has given a coal-black depth to its substantial tannins, while the fruit percolates through with pungent cherry skin and juicier cherry-flesh flavors. The dark, espresso-roast scent of oak continues in the finish, needing cellar time to meld completely with the fruit."

Additional Information

Additional Information

gtin083085106027
Size750 ML Standard
Rating95 Points, 91 Points, 90 Points
Reviews

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

The best red blend!
If you enjoy a nice red blend this is by far the best I've tried. Delightful with smooth tannins.
Balance
Complexity
Smoothness
Body
Drink-ability
Concentration
Taste
Price
Review by Lulas / (Posted on 7/31/2016)
Brand
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

The best red blend!
If you enjoy a nice red blend this is by far the best I've tried. Delightful with smooth tannins.
Balance
Complexity
Smoothness
Body
Drink-ability
Concentration
Taste
Price
Review by Lulas / (Posted on 7/31/2016)

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Napacabs Help Desk